COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An explosion and fire early Thursday at an Ohio manufacturing plant left eight people injured and one person missing, authorities said.
The explosion happened about 12:05 a.m. at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint facility in Columbus, triggering a fire, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin told reporters.READ MORE: Pa. Attorney General Trying To Block Republicans From Using Envoy For Election Audit
Some of the injured were able to get out of the plant while others were rescued before being taken to the hospital, authorities said. Two initially listed in critical condition were upgraded to stable, Martin said.READ MORE: Whitehall Man Sentenced To Prison For Threatening To Blow Up Government Buildings
Crews early Thursday searched the site and worked to extinguish the fire. Some nearby businesses were evacuated.
The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.MORE NEWS: Investigation Underway After Several Cats Found Dead And Possibly Tortured In Pittsburgh
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